Chicago, Illinois August 9 - 11, 2013

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Qualia for winning Best Film of 2013. Their film Dwindling Numbers will go on to represent Chicago against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2014.

1st Place: Best Film of 2013

2nd Place: Best Film of 2013

The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

3rd Place: Best Film of 2013

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Required Elements

  • Character: Mike or Michelle Madigan, Chemist
  • Prop: a remote control
  • Line: "Why didn't I think of that?"

Audience Favorite: Group A

Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

Audience Favorite: Group B

She's Got Spirit by Group Mind Films

Audience Favorite: Group C

Mommy by Önskedrömmar Production

Audience Favorite: Group D

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Audience Favorite: Group E

Chill Pill by Team Green Line

Best Writing

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Best Editing

An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

Best Directing

The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

Best Cinematography


Best Sound Design

Figure 1A. by Done > Perfect

Best Musical Score

Best Actor

Jimmie Tolliver Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

Best Actress

Angelica Acebedo-Frint Figure 1A. by Done > Perfect

Best Special Effects

The Transferants by Back 40 Productions

Best Costumes

The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

Best Use of Character

Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

Best Use of Prop

Fin in the Fog by Flim Flam Films

Best Use of Line

Pre-heated by ARGO

Best Art Direction

2013 Film List

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  • "A Hard Life" by Ai Wisconsin Team 1

    Colored Guy's are Cool

  • "Rough Day" by A Bright Afternoon

    Mike and Jason have a magical remote. Jon doesn't believe them. He should.

  • 9/11 Bash by YCH Likes Movies

    Chemist throws a September 11th party.

  • Ace of Hearts by

    A dude does a thing

  • An Awkward Situation by The Red Snack

    A woman wakes up and finds herself awkwardly seeking Alex - along with everybody else

  • Baby Takeover by Catington Station

    The grown-up's reign is through

  • Blood from a Stone by Dirty Borders

    Stone beats scissors

  • Boron 48 by Honest Bloke Films

    Must. Send. RSVP!

  • Buddy by Hooves & Horns

    Reunion of two school friends separated by time and unusual circumstances

  • Capture by Team S'mores

    An ex-superhero has the chance to relive his past in the present, but doing so comes with a price.

  • Caustic by KeyLight production

    Two friends find them selves stuck dealing with a chemical induced outbreak.

  • Chill Pill by Team Green Line

    Mike Madigan invents the chill pill that makes everything seem okay, until he overdoses.

  • Chimico di Satana (Satan's Chemist) by SGS Releasing

    Tiffany's fate awaits one of SATAN'S BRIDES!!

  • Choice by Fumo Productions

    Everyone has a choice

  • Confessions by MBC Prod

    God wants to help you, He will help you!

  • Dewitz Does Donute by UglyGravy Productions

    what's a logline?

  • Drop by Distress Pop Productions

    Two misguided scientists create a dangerous drug & infect a human test subject with its horrors.

  • Dust by Team Audiotree

    When a young woman is kidnapped, a bounty hunter runs into the old partner who betrayed him.

  • Dwindling Numbers by Qualia

    Captive youth in a experimental institution struggle to find hope and desire to escape.

  • ETHER by Friends Time Super Club

    Father and Daughter chemist try to change their world by risking their lives

  • Felix by Garbage Day

    Laundry Day is a Very Dangerous Day

  • Figure 1A. by Done > Perfect

    The key to the Wild West was bad chemistry

  • Fin in the Fog by Flim Flam Films

    Shark week looms, yet there's no remote control. An old school detective is the only man for the job

  • FIREBRAND by Figments of Imagination

    A fiery young girl defies the rules of dragonslaying to save the one she loves.

  • Flicker by 312 Pictures

    A relationship faces friction due to mental instability.

  • Formula for Love by Director's Cut

    one man in search of true love

  • Gentlemen Prefer Fauns by crap-o-rama

    Delusional man has fantasy that he is a faun.

  • Hall of Frames by Esprit Noir Productions

    When a scandalous affair is exposed, the consequences for the guilty lovers could prove to be deadly

  • Hampster Wheel by Koncepts 100

    Why didn't I think of that?

  • HORSES OF A DIFFERENT COLOR by Rascals & Rogues

    A clandestine romance discovered leads to treachery in a hail of bullets

  • In The Form of You by Subjective Truth Pictures

    Lost in Chemistry, Mike Madigan faces the Supernatural

  • In the Rick of Time by NOPE Productions

    Tina Timeliness clashes with Terry Tardy to save civilian from being late for the big meeting

  • Incidence by C47's Productions

    A sleep deprived man, through a series of coincidences, believes he committed a crime.

  • Indivisible by Visual Disturbance Productions

    Could the same career that divided two bestfriends, be just the thing that brings them together.

  • It's a Date by Fair Enough Films

    A man has his coworker over for an interesting dinner

  • Jinx by Whiskey Muzzle

    A night of studying gets weird for Michelle Madigan, when a game of jinx goes awry.

  • Lights Out by Big-Little Comedy

    A simple dinner party takes a deadly turn when everybody gets their just desserts.

  • Love Like Water by Q-Me Productions

    The love I know is like water

  • Mad Again by Dream Productions

    Why didn't I think of that?

  • Mommy by Önskedrömmar Production

    Mommy knows Best

  • Out of District by Fork the Man Productions

    Sometimes it's better to stay close to home.

  • Patient Zero by CenterSeat Productions

    A clinical trial for a possible cure for AIDS goes wrong when the patient has unique side effects.

  • Plausible Deniability by Peace & Fjord productions

    How far would you go if you never had to see the consequences?

  • Pre-heated by ARGO

    Take your cake and eat it.

  • Reset by Rollsaco

    A renegade biochemist has some DIY solutions

  • rose by Hardtimes Productions

    crime gangster

  • Safe by Group A

    Two people traped trying to survive in a zombie apcalypse

  • Scott's Place by Kick A Rock

    An invitation to use a friends place in the city for the weekend, takes an unexpected turn.

  • She's Got Spirit by Group Mind Films

    A women who's new town helps out an unlikely friend

  • Shiftless by GiuntaCreative

    Ben starts another dead end job, but changes his tune when his identity is mistaken.

  • Split Screen by friends with film

    In a world where everyone can only look at their screens. One man must look and stand up for truth.

  • Sublet 49 by Little Lamb Pictures

    Sometimes roommates aren't what they appear to be

  • Surridere by kabaddi

    To Smile

  • Terminality by Static Platoon

    The story of two chemists searching for a cure to a disease the wife now has.

  • The 13th Hour by Turn Left Productions

    Hickory Dickory Death

  • The Bunny Shot by Zero Down

    Things get hare-y when mobsters dispose of a chemist's body in a bunny way.

  • The Cleaner by Flying-J Studios

    When things get dirty, you know who to call.

  • The Deal by Radioactive Rabbits

    A couple tries to get illegal narcotics for their sick child, however all is not as it appears.

  • The Letter by Yiffing with Intensity

    Pharamones? Are they legal?

  • The Love Chemist by Vital Trivia Productions

    A bartender has an unconventional approach to relationship counseling.

  • The Pinochle Club by Green Shoe

    A crime takes place at a Pinochle Club. The detective searches for answers during the interrogation.

  • The Transferants by Back 40 Productions

    Three Seekers come to meet their alchemist master in a race to the end.

  • To C Hr (To See Her) by Deaf Pillows

    Mike Madigan attempts to develop a eye drops to help him see his dead wife

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